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Flagler got its first win of the season when it routed Tennessee Temple University 86-60 in the opening round of the Newberry College Classic Friday, but they didn’t stay in the win column long.
Classic host Newberry College, No. 24 in NCAA Div. II, beat Flagler 90-45 on Saturday, and the Saints have now fallen to 1-8 on the season.
The bright spot of the win, and much of Flagler’s season so far, has been Brittney Garmon, who led five Flagler players in double figures with 19 points and added 17 rebounds against Tennessee.
The Saints are off to a similar start to last year, when they had six consecutive loses to begin the season and finished with a losing record.
Overall, the team has looked lackluster this year, but Garmon has shown that leadership needs to come from older members of the team.
The schedule won’t get much easier as the Saints spend the rest of December on the road playing Florida Southern in Lakeland on Dec. 8, followed by Rollins College and West Georgia.